Soares won't prosecute Paterson as part of Yankee ticket scandal, restaurants say ethics rules are hurting business, IBM donates supercomputer to Union College

Albany County DA David Soares won't charge David Paterson with perjury as part of the Yankees World Series ticket situation. Even though a previous ethics investigation found it "reasonably likely" that Paterson had lied, Soares said in a letter that there wasn't enough evidence to pursue a criminal case. [NYT] [NYDN]

A Times Union FOIA request for FBI documents related to the late-1980s investigation of former Albany mayor Thomas Whalen turned up a few bits. [TU]

The Albany and Schenectady school districts include about the same number of students -- but Albany spends $53 million more per year. [TU]

Albany police say a man was shot in the leg early Sunday morning in downtown Albany (map). The APD says the victim is not cooperating and they currently don't have a suspect. [Fox23] [CBS6]

Recordings submitted as part of a pretrial hearing include alleged Albany gang members talking about how they "take out" people accused of snitching. [TU]

New York AG Eric Schneiderman and state comptroller Tom DiNapoli are teaming up to pursue corruption violations. [NYT]

Local restaurants say the crackdown on the meals lobbyists are able to provide state legislators is really hurting business. [TU]

Roy McDonald says he's worried about upstate having sufficient representation in the state legislature after redistricting. [Troy Record]

The Averill Park school superintendent is taking a job in Washington State. The district's budget was voted down last week. [Seattle Post-Intelligencer] [TU]

Albany police say a man punched an officer early Sunday morning after being approached about why he was allegedly trying to open cars along Quail Street (map). [Fox23] [WTEN]

A Stillwater woman was charged with DWI while driving an ATV. (Is that DWIATV?) [Fox23]

A Troy police officer crashed a cruiser into a wall while responding to a burglary call. [YNN]

SCCC's board of trustees rejected a contract with faculty members that would have included a two percent raise. [Daily Gazette]

HVCC's graduating class this past weekend was its biggest ever. The same goes for Skidmore, too. [Troy Record] [Post-Star]

IBM has donated a supercomputer to Union College's new science center. It's a rare attribute for a liberal arts college. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

Construction starts this week on more roundabouts for Malta. [Saratogian]

Current worry in Schenectady's Woodlawn neighborhood: packs of young teens returning from a dance club late on weekend nights. [Daily Gazette]

Oprah's man-friend was recently here to give a talk. [Fox23]

The City of Rensselaer's fire alarm boxes will stop working on June 1. [TU]

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